Monday Morning Quarterback for July 22nd, 2013

Lefty wins his 5th Major!!

Lefty 2013 title

Phil Mickelson, 5 strokes behind going into Sunday, shot a 66 in his final round (his best round ever on a Sunday of a Major), to take the 2013 British Open title with a score of 281 (-3), beating Henrik Stenson, who finished 3 shots behind at even par 284.  This is Lefty’s 5th Major title to go along with his 3 Master’s titles and a PGA title.  Mickelson shines as he finishes of the round with 4 birdies over the final six holes, while contenders such as 3rd round leader, Lee Westwood, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods all faltered on Sunday.

It was the 43rd win of Mickelson’s PGA Tour career. As for Tiger Woods, he has now gone 17 majors without a victory.

tiger-woods

Woods is still stuck at 14 major titles, four behind all-time leader Jack Nicklaus who owns 18 major titles.

The top ten finishers in this year’s championship:

POS

PLAYER

TO    PAR

R1

R2

R3

R4

TOT

1 Phil Mickelson -3 69 74 72 66 281
2 Henrik Stenson E 70 70 74 70 284
T3 Ian Poulter +1 72 71 75 67 285
T3 Adam Scott +1 71 72 70 72 285
T3 Lee Westwood +1 72 68 70 75 285
T6 Hideki Matsuyama +2 71 73 72 70 286
T6 Zach Johnson +2 66 75 73 72 286
T6 Tiger Woods +2 69 71 72 74 286
T9 Francesco Molinari +3 69 74 72 72 287
T9 Hunter Mahan +3 72 72 68 75 287


Monday Morning Quarterback for July 15th, 2013

Monday Morning Quarterback is a term used by many, so this is not an original title, but I am going to use it anyway for the title of my weekly sports happenings blog of the past week in sports.

Major League Baseball has entered it’s “Unofficial” half way point of the season with its All-Star Break.  This year’s All Star Game will take place at Citi Field in New York City, home of the New York Mets.  The winning team’s league will get home filed advantage during the World Series in October.

Major League Baseball Logo

If the season ended today, here would be the playoff teams from each League:

AL East Champ      Boston

AL Central Champ  Detroit

AL West Champ     Oakland

AL Wild Card          Tampa Bay and Texas

NL East Champ      Atlanta

NL Central Champ  St. Louis

NL West Champ     Arizona

NL Wild Card          Pittsburgh and Cincinnati

Of course, anything can happen in the final two and half months of the season.  Atlanta has the largest lead of any of the Division leaders with a 6 game lead over Washington.  Many other teams out there have the chance to get to the post season.  It should be great to watch as the regular season nears its end!!

Back on March 30th, I had my MLB Preview of the Steve Black Show with Matt Mahony, Scott Cummings and Donney Jackson.  Check out the broadcast and see how their playoff picks are stacking up so far.

 


Good Monday to you all!!!